Next Article in Journal
Influence of the Carrier Selective Front Contact Layer and Defect State of a-Si:H/c-Si Interface on the Rear Emitter Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
Next Article in Special Issue
Promotion of RES in a Technology Transfer Network. Case Study of the Enterprise Europe Network
Previous Article in Journal
The Role of Innovation in Industry Product Deployment: Developing Thermal Energy Storage for Concentrated Solar Power
Article

“Leaky Bucket” of Kazakhstan’s Power Grid: Losses and Inefficient Distribution of Electric Power

1
Department of Management and Marketing, Skoda Auto University, Na Karmeli 1457, 293 01 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
2
Department of Business Studies, RISEBA University of Applied Science, Meza 3 Street, 1048 Riga, Latvia
3
Academic Department of Management Theory and Business Technologies, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, 117997 Moscow, Russia
4
1LLP “Rational solutions”, Doctor of Economics, Senior Researcher, Microdistrict Orbita-1 11/1, Karaganda 100000, Kazakhstan
5
V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences, 117997 Moscow, Russia
6
Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Mikołowska 72, 40-065 Katowice, Poland
7
Department of Economics and Enterprise Organization, Cracow University of Economics, 31-510 Krakow, Poland
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Energies 2020, 13(11), 2947; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13112947
Received: 3 May 2020 / Revised: 30 May 2020 / Accepted: 2 June 2020 / Published: 8 June 2020
This paper aims to determine and explain the main factors for power losses (the so-called “leaky bucket” effect) in Kazakhstan and the reasons for inefficient energy distribution within the country. Energy efficiency in Kazakhstan is much lower compared to more economically developed countries. The differences between energy efficiency in various regions of Kazakhstan are also significant. This article explores the impact of administrative monopoly tariffs on the regional energy efficiency, based on a national study conducted in Kazakhstan in 2017. The purpose of the study was to identify the administrative barriers and their impact on the sustainability of enterprise development. What hinders the distribution of energy resources among different regions is artificial barriers in the energy market and the administrative tariff monopoly for electric power. This leads to the inefficient distribution of resources throughout the country. In addition, it is difficult to leverage low distribution efficiency in the absence of a market. The authors attempt to prove that the magnitude of administrative barriers directly affects the efficiency and competitiveness of business, as well as the final prices of goods and services for the end consumer. View Full-Text
Keywords: electric power management; Kazakhstan; electric power efficiency; costs electric power management; Kazakhstan; electric power efficiency; costs
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Velinov, E.; Petrenko, Y.; Vechkinzova, E.; Denisov, I.; Ochoa Siguencia, L.; Gródek-Szostak, Z. “Leaky Bucket” of Kazakhstan’s Power Grid: Losses and Inefficient Distribution of Electric Power. Energies 2020, 13, 2947. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13112947

AMA Style

Velinov E, Petrenko Y, Vechkinzova E, Denisov I, Ochoa Siguencia L, Gródek-Szostak Z. “Leaky Bucket” of Kazakhstan’s Power Grid: Losses and Inefficient Distribution of Electric Power. Energies. 2020; 13(11):2947. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13112947

Chicago/Turabian Style

Velinov, Emil, Yelena Petrenko, Elena Vechkinzova, Igor Denisov, Luis Ochoa Siguencia, and Zofia Gródek-Szostak. 2020. "“Leaky Bucket” of Kazakhstan’s Power Grid: Losses and Inefficient Distribution of Electric Power" Energies 13, no. 11: 2947. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13112947

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop